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Finance Coordinator

The Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology is seeking to recruit a dedicated, versatile and proactive Finance Co-ordinator. This is an exciting position which will support the Finance Manager in providing specialist financial administration, reporting and grant-costing services to research and academic staff across the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology.

The ideal candidate will have relevant practical experience of finance planning and analysis work within an Accounts setting. You will have the ability to prioritise work, maintain accuracy, excellent analytical skills, organisation skills and attention to detail and work to tight deadlines. You will have excellent Accounting skills including competence in IT packages such as Word, Excel and Outlook.

You will be expected to: Manage and monitor staff time requirements for research grants via timesheets and trackers, ensuring regular completion, which complies with the funder's terms and conditions.

Raise complex research grant applications via the University's costing tool.

Carry out Accounts Payable and purchasing duties including approval of supplier invoices, receiving requisitions from staff and students and placing orders on iProcurement.

Carry out Accounts Receivable duties including raising any customer invoices, credit notes and resolving queries Month end procedures.

Process student and non-staff expense claims.

Benefits of working at University of Cambridge include: Competitive rates of pay with automatic service-related pay progression and annual cost of living increases;

Generous annual leave allowance of 36 days paid leave inclusive of bank holidays for full time employees, pro rata'd for part time employees;

Generous maternity, adoption and shared parental leave entitlement and other family friendly schemes (e.g. workplace nurseries and salary exchange schemes for childcare);

An auto-enrolment pension scheme, with a generous employer contribution; Travel benefits and retail discounts at over 2,000 local and national stores.

The closing date for applications is Friday 2nd of August 2024. Interviews will take place soon after.

Informal enquiries can be directed to Vito Candela (HR Administrator) at email:

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working or other flexible/hybrid working arrangements.

We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working or other flexible working arrangements.

We particularly welcome applications from women and /or candidates from a BME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our department/institution/Faculty/School/University.

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Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to Mr Vito Candela, HR Administrator, at

Applications closing dates 2nd of August 2024

Please quote reference NQ42234 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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